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techie157
January 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
Hello,
I have an old server that does not have a DVD rom so I can not boot from the DVD to install Ubuntu. I then copied the files to a USB stick, but the system will not boot to USB device - only FDD, CD or HD. How can I run the install? If I copy the files to the HD where do I excute the install? Can I run this from a dos prompt? Thanks - would hate to have to buy a DVD ROM.

donkyhotay
January 2nd, 2009, 07:21 PM
Probably best to try a netinstall. Information can be found here
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/Netboot

Nico-dk
January 2nd, 2009, 07:25 PM
uhm, this might be dumb, but since the server iso is only 550mb, couldn't you burn to a cd-r?

ajcham
January 2nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Where did you download the disc image? The version on the official Ubuntu site (http://releases.ubuntu.com/8.10/) is a CD image, so you don't need a DVD at all.

techie157
January 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Not a dumb comment - I am so new to this OS that I am not sure what folder on the CD has the server ISO. What should I be looking for?

matt79
January 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
Yeah I burned my server OS on one CD.

matt79
January 2nd, 2009, 07:32 PM
Try downloading it and burning it to a CD.
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

techie157
January 2nd, 2009, 07:33 PM
Thanks all - will download to CD and I am sure I'll be back.

jerrylamos
January 2nd, 2009, 07:39 PM
You can install by copying the iso image into a hard disk partition, boot the partition live as if it was a CD, then install. See

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromLinux

for details.

Jerry